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Aboriginal cultural tours of Wiradjuri Country

Goulburn River National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 27 January 2023, 8.52am

Applies from Wed 25 Jan 2023, 1.08pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 1.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 1.12pm.

Closed areas: Spring Gully Drive is closed until 28th February 2023

Spring Gully Drive of Goulburn River National Park is closed until 28th February 2023 due to damage to the causeway at Wollar Creek on Mogo Road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 1.36pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Jan 2023, 8.52am.

Closed areas: Big River and Spring Gully campgrounds closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed from Monday 24 October to Wednesday 1 February 2023 due to damage to the causeway on Mogo Rd:

  • Spring Gully campground
  • Big River campground

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Mudgee office on 02 6370 9000.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 5 Dec 2022, 9.49am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 9.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 10.37am

Closed areas: Closed areas

Coolah Tops National Park has experienced above-average rainfall over the past 12 months which has caused delays in finalising works in the park.

 Hildegard Road creek crossing is closed because it's too high for 2wd drive vehicles to cross. 

The following areas are also closed due to ongoing wet weather:

  • Norfolk Falls Link track is closed between Bald Hill Falls and Norfolk Falls
  • Bald Hill Road is closed because of storm damage 
  • All roads beyond the seasonal gate and forest road are closed because of dangerous trees
  • Grass Trees track entrance via the Barracks campground is closed because of track damage
  • Breeza lookout is closed because of dangerous trees 
  • Snow Gums walking track is closed because of dangerous trees and damage to the track
  • Bundella Fire Trail is closed because of dangerous trees 
  • Racecourse Fire Trail is closed because of dangerous trees 

Please continue to check this website for updates about areas that are opening.

Forest Road between Coolah Creek Road and the entrance of Coolah Tops National Park has been heavily affected by rain, the steeper slopes have been affected the most. However, the park is still accessible.

Forest Road is managed and maintained by the Warrumbungles Shire Council. Please refer any inquiries concerning this road directly to the council.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Pilliga Discovery Centre in Baradine at 02 6843 4011

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Applies from Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.06pm to Sat 11 Mar 2023, 12.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.11pm

Closed areas: Sheepskin Hut Campground and Day use Area Closed

Sheepskin Hut campground and picnic area are closed for toilet repairs from Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Saturday 11 March 2023.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga office.

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Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire ban: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 14 Jan 2023, 10.20am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 10.22am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Jan 2023, 8.14am

Closed areas: Areas closed for aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial pest control operation between 6am, Monday 30th January 2023 to 6pm Friday 3rd February 2023.

This program will target feral pigs, goats and deer as part of a state-wide conservation program and NPWS Bushfire Recovery Strategy. It aims to reduce the significant impact they have on native plants and animals, including threatened species. Other pest animals, including foxes, cats, rabbits and wild dogs, will be targeted if observed during the operation.

Warning closure signs will be placed at visitor entry points to areas of the park. Please do not enter closed areas during this time. Middlebrook Road will also be closed at the park boundary approximately 1.2km east of Middlebrook Quarry and no backcountry hiking is permitted from this point during the operation.

Please note: Washpools campground and day use area will remain open

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information phone 6540 2300

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Applies from Wed 11 Jan 2023, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 3.44pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

NPWS has put in place a park fire ban for Coolah Tops National Park which remains in effect until the end of March. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under the direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

The commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a Total Fire Ban for particular areas within NSW or statewide, this can change on a daily basis. 

If a Total Fire Ban is declared, different rules apply. If you would like any further information in relation to Coolah Tops National Park please contact the

NPWS Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre at 6843 4011.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. 

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Applies from Thu 2 Jun 2022, 3.56pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Jan 2023, 10.05am

Closed areas: Big Yango precinct closure

The Big Yango precinct in Yengo National Park is closed from Thursday 2 June 2022 to Wednesday 31 May 2023 for repair and maintenance work.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Wollemi/Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555.

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Applies from Wed 2 Feb 2022, 9.20am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Jan 2023, 12.04pm

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage

The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:

  • California trail - closed until late December 2023
  • Martindale trail - closed until late February 2023
  • Hunter Main trail:
    • Sheepskin Hut trail to Raspberry Junction - OPEN
    • Raspberry Junction to Three Ways - OPEN
  • Mellong Range trail - OPEN
  • Bulga Trail - OPEN

Visitor areas that are currently closed include:

  • California Hut - closed until early March 2023
  • Sheepskin Hut - closed until 11 March 2023.

Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

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Applies from Sat 10 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 7.06am

Safety alerts: High Clearance 4WD Only to the Valley Lookout

Due to wet weather, river crossings and trail surface damage there is only HIGH CLEARANCE 4WD ACCESS to the Valley Lookout.

2WD and AWD vehicles are only able to access Capertee National Park to the Woolshed Flat Area of the reserve.  

Please check the condition and depth of the river crossings before crossing.  Recovery of bogged vehicles may take several hours and incur a cost from a private towing/recovery company.

Mobile phone service is patchy throughout the reserve.  If in doubt please don't cross the river

 

For more information please contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Sat 10 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 7.06am

Closed areas: Southern section of Capertee National Park is closed due to flood damage

The southern section of Capertee National Park is closed to vehicles due to flood damaged causeways.

There is no vehicle access to the following areas/attractions:

  • Policeman's Point Campground
  • Airly Lookout
  • Carinya Fire Trail
  • Airly Gap Fire Trail
  • Port Macquarie Fire Trail

 

Visitors can still walk or cycle on these trails.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information please the Mudgee Area on 02 6370 9000

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Applies from Fri 9 Dec 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 9.15am

Safety alerts: Capertee National Park causeways

Access to Capertee Homestead, Capertee Cottage, Capertee campground and the western side of Capertee National Park is via causeways through the Capertee River.

These causeways are subject to flooding. The Capertee River can rise unexpectedly with heavy rainfall upstream, making the causeways impassable. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

For more information please call the NPWS Mudgee area office on 02 6370 9000, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 10.16am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Jan 2023, 8.39am

Safety alerts: 4WD Only to Capertee Campground

High Clearance 4WD access to Capertee Campground.  Due to the recent wet weather the Capertee River causeway used to access the Capertee Campground is only suitable to high clearance 4wd's only.  No 2WD or All Wheel Drive vehicles will be able to access the campground.

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.00pm to Tue 14 Mar 2023, 9.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground and aerial baiting program from 8th October 2022 to 7th April 2023 in the following reserves:

  • Barrington Tops National Park / State Conservation Area
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga State Conservation Area
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve / State Conservation Area
  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawney Pass National Park
  • Curracabundi group of reserves
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Woolooma National Park

Aerial baiting is scheduled for Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information, contact the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Jan 2023, 9.47am

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.19am

Safety alerts: Drinking water in Capertee National Park

You'll need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking in Capertee National Park. Water supplied at Capertee Homestead and Capertee Cottage is untreated and only suitable for showering and washing dishes.

Campers at Capertee and Policemans Point campgrounds should not use water from Capertee River for drinking or cooking. 

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Applies from Wed 13 Apr 2022, 3.08pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.19am

Closed areas: Carinya Fire Trail Closed due to rockfall risk

The Carinya Fire Trail is closed due to the rockfall risk caused by the recent wet weather.

 

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area NPWS office 02 02 6370 9000.

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Applies from Tue 15 Feb 2022, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 9.36am

Closed areas: Shepherds Gully Road closed due to storm damage

Shepherds Gully Road and Sternbecks Line walking track are closed until further notice due to storm damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Wollemi Yengo area office on 02 6574 5555. 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/aboriginal-cultural-tours-wiradjuri-country/local-alerts

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